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Old 11-04-2007, 08:56 PM   #1
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Villiers de l’Isle-Adam, Auguste: Two Cruel Tales, IMP, v.1, 5 Nov 2007.

The comte Auguste Villiers de L’isle Adam wrote a number of ‘contes cruels’ [‘Cruel Tales’] in the 1880s. These the only two that I have been able to find, so far.
No translator was listed for either.

‘The Desire to be a Man’
An actor feels emotionally numb, though he simulates emotion on the stage every night. So he resolves to commit a crime in order to feel remorse, guilt etc. As ever, things do not go as planned.

‘The Torture by Hope’
A tale of the Spanish Inquisition.
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